The night of June 3, 2005 was hot, humid, and dry. The drought conditions in deep East Texas had continued unabated all year. Both man and beast were in search of cool air and wet water.
I arrived early at the Shelbyville High School gymnasium on a cold January night in 2001. The small gym was already packed with people there to watch a basketball game between two rival schools. I had been assigned to provide security, along with another deputy, for this event. It seems that San Augustine and Shelbyville had a rather heated rivalry and extra security was needed.
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(June, 2015) – Father’s Day traditionally takes a backseat to Mother’s Day but a new national survey reveals we owe Dad special attention on his big day this year. The survey reveals that more than half of adult children (52%) sometimes feel they take their dads for granted! Why?